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2017 – a summer like no other!

Pushed very close by the renaissance of 2004 and the goal-glut of 2013, 2017 is probably the most enjoyable Championship campaign I can remember since I started following the fortunes of the Mayo senior football team. Ten games, four draws and the priceless scalp of Kerry don’t even tell half the story as Mayo’s summer routinely lurched from the sublime […]

GAA getting ready to consider Championship changes

The announcement by the GAA yesterday – coming in the wake of the Government’s extension of the current Covid-19 restrictions until 5th May – that it intends to hold a remote Special Congress next Friday marks the first tentative confirmation by the Association that change is inevitably on the way for this year’s Championship. It’s not planned to bring to […]

Football, interrupted II – Mayo News football podcast 2020 E12

The Covid-19 pandemic remains a central feature in all of our lives right now, pushing so many other things – sport included – to the margins. In this so strangely altered world, the Mayo News football podcast has been pushed out of its comfort zone too but we haven’t been pushed completely off the agenda either. In this latest episode […]

Congrats to marathon man Cathal

When times are bad, positive news stories tend to hit home with even greater impact. That’s certainly the case in this worrying and deeply surreal period where the news cycle is almost universally dominated by negative developments. This means that the story about Cathal Freeman’s quixotic marathon-with-a-sliotar, which he completed successfully earlier this evening, is even more uplifting and welcome […]

Laochra Gael featuring David Brady on this Thursday

In these sports-starved pandemic days, the only sporting action that’s on television is of the golden oldie kind. In that vein, TG4’s long-running Laochra Gael programme – this is its 18th series – has featured loads of prominent stars of yesteryear. This week the show features the county’s own David Brady. The larger-than-life Ballina Stephenites player appeared in four All-Ireland […]

Playing for time

Sporting events everywhere are being postponed or else cancelled outright due to the restrictions necessitated by the ongoing and still escalating Covid-19 crisis. No sport is immune from this, the GAA included. So far, the GAA are playing a cautious game in relation to what might have to be done to its fixtures calendar for 2020 in light of the […]